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With Summer Solstice just a few weeks away, my current frame of mind is in a full and impassioned embrace of all that summertime holds for cycling, hiking, touring, and all sorts of fun-in-the-sun here in Montana. Hopefully you are feeling the same fervor wherever you are!
If you ride your bicycle to work in the United States, odds are you don't have much company. In most U.S. cities, less than one percent of commuters use a bicycle to get to work. If you are feeling very alone, you owe it to yourself to make a pilgrimage to Portland, Oregon.
In this guest post, Deborah Stone-Wulf of Amtrak shares some of the progress and challenges to expand Amtrak's bicycle services through the Bicycle Task Force partnership with Adventure Cycling and other groups.
Because the campaign has been extended until June 10th, we hope those of you who still want to donate will do so today, and help us raise even more. Help us surpass our original goal by donating today.
One way the dictionary defines the word tour is “a traveling around from place to place.” With that definition in mind, my biking around town, to the office, running errands has turned into bike touring.
When I saw the women’s specific t-shirts in the Clockwork Gears booth at Interbike I knew I wanted to carry one in the next Cyclosource catalog. I was hooked by a mermaid on a bicycle and ordered one to test.
Today, your donation will be matched up to $1,000 by Planet Bike, meaning your gift will go twice as far! We’re also giving away a very cool Velo Orange Model 3 Touring Saddle.
Today we're featuring the two midwest states that have anticipated U.S. Bicycle Route designations: Ohio with USBR 50 and Illinois with USBR 36 and 37. Learn all about these new routes and the many exciting reasons to check them out on two wheels.
Corporate Member Bike2Power tells us a bit about their company, their passion for cycling, and why they support Adventure Cycling Association.
Today, your donation will be matched 2:1 by an anonymous donor and up to $1000 by Team Estrogen, meaning your gift will go three times as far! We’re also giving away some neat Velo Orange Grand Cru pedals.
Today, your donation will be matched 2:1. Everyone who donates today will be entered to win a Cygolite. Donate $25 or more to be entered to win a Bike Tours Direct bike tour. Donate $50 or more for a chance to win a Raleigh touring bicycle plus all of today's sweepstakes items!
This Wednesday is the spring meeting for approval of U.S. Bicycle Route designations! Today we'll be exploring the anticipated USBR designations in the coastal states — Washington State, DC, and our surprise state, Massachusetts.
We field lots of questions here in the Tours department. Recently I responded to one that came in by email and it made me smile. A member with very young children asked if Adventure Cycling had tours that family members who don't ride bicycles could participate in. He was finding it impossible to justify a ride solely for himself, away from his family.
Everyone who donates to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System by Tuesday, May 27, at 5:30 pm MST will be entered to win a Bike 2 Power smartphone mount for their bicycle and anyone who donates $25 or more today will be entered to win a spot on a Danube Bike Path 7-day bike tour.
All throughout the summer months we see traveling cyclists riding some pretty cool bikes when stopping by our office. While each bike is unique, all riders have a similar level of appreciation and attachment to their ride. The Adventure Cycling staff is no different, and as we wait for the masses of travelling cyclists to descend upon us, here's a spotlight of a few staff bikes that grace our courtyard yearlong.
Everyone who donates to support the U.S. Bicycle Route System by Monday, May 26, at 5:30 pm MST will be entered to win a Bike Hermit Growler Pannier for their bicycle. Show us how you #biketobeer on Twitter and Instagram!
Oregon, how we (cyclists) love thee. This Pacific Northwest state excels at two of our favorite things: biking and beer. And now there’s another great reason to visit Oregon — its new Bicycle Friendly Business Program.
The entire Routes & Mapping staff took to the road to visit our map printer in Great Falls, Montana, and learn what the printing process was all about.
Today, Thunder Island Brewing has generously donated an insulated metal growler and a Thunder Island Brewing t-shirt to our giveaway. Donate any amount today in support of the U.S. Bicycle Route System to be eligable to win this package.
Happy Humpday! The first 25 people to donate to the U.S. Bicycle Route System today will be each be given a Park Tool bottle opener!
Bicycle tourism benefits local businesses, and for Bikes and Beer week we're featuring bike friendly breweries in Montana and Oregon. The Bitterroot Valley in Montana is becoming a hot spot for brewery bicycle tourism with 10 local breweries, a 50-mile separated bike path along the stunning Bitterroot Mountains, two cross-country bicycle routes, and Adventure Cycling headquarters.
During the Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it. campaign we're highlighting ways that cycle tourism generated by the growing U.S. Bicycle Route System positively impacts local economies. This week we’re celebrating Bike and Beer Week — everyone who donates will be entered to win a Bike Flights Brauler growler and a Growler Cage for their bicycle!
It’s new and improved! What I appreciate about Detours is that they go out of their way to ask for input on their products and then implement the changes. For 2014, Detours made some great changes to their popular D2R Handlebar bag and we are proud to say Adventure Cycling’s Cyclosource team was able to help out.
This week we’re kicking off Bike and Beer Week! We have two weeks left until the end of the Build it. Bike it. Be a Part of it. campaign, and we’re giving away a bike tour to one lucky donor! Anyone who donates $25 or more today through Sunday, May 25th will be entered to win a spot on any U.S. tour from Beer and Bike Tours.
There's no shortage of bicycling apps available for your smartphone. Every week I find myself reading through press releases for the latest and greatest app. Here's a quick rundown on three apps I've played around with over the past month that are worth taking a look at.